Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Joel Monaghan: Wolves had perfect Cup preparation

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Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves’ 24-26 win against the Catalan Dragons on Friday was the best preparation possible ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos. A deluge before the match on Friday night led to some tough conditions for both sides, but the Wolves stuck with it and came out victorious. Monaghan knows they will need ... Read More »

Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

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Warrington boss Tony Smith believes Kevin Sinfield’s two-match ban for a headbutt on Luke Dorn a fortnight ago was the right decision and insists he’s glad it didn’t force the Leeds Rhinos captain out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final. “Any more than two games with his impeccable record would have been wrong,” Smith told the Yorkshire Evening Post. Click here ... Read More »

Rhinos must be at their best, says Aiton

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Leeds hooker Paul Aiton believes the Rhinos must be on top of their game to get past Warrington and progress to the Challenge Cup final, but says his side are determined to do so. The Super League giants lock horns on Saturday for a place at Wembley. “Warrington are a great team,” the Papua New Guinean told the Yorkshire Evening ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Ormsby brimming with confidence ahead of semi

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Warrington Wolves winger Gene Ormsby is full of confidence ahead of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos at Langtree Park on Saturday (2.30pm). After a hard-fought victory against Catalan Dragons on Friday night in Perpignan and winning eight games out of their last 10, Ormsby believes the Wolves are the form team going into Saturday’s game. “We had ... Read More »

Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

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Former Warrington captain Kevin Ashcroft doesn’t see anything stopping the Wolves crushing Leeds Rhinos and getting to Wembley in this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final. Ashcroft, who played at Wembley in 1971 and 1973, described the Rhinos as “very ordinary” and doesn’t give them any chance of stopping Warrington. “Warrington will have the edge down the middle,’’ Ashcroft told the Manchester ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?

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Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Monaghan, Waterhouse and Grix back for Wolves

Michael Monaghan impressed on his return from injury

Warrington Wolves have been boosted by the return of Michael Monaghan, Trent Waterhouse and Simon Grix to their 19-man squad for their round 23 clash with Catalan Dragons on Friday night. The French outfit have been less fortunate, though, and have been forced into changes due to the absence of Olivier Elima (injured) and Vincent Duport (suspended). Warrington Wolves 19-man ... Read More »

Crowd Watch: Super League fixture analysis, Round 22

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Welcome to our weekly look at the crowd figures across Super League, as we examine the attendance stats for Round 22. After our piece which detailed just how clubs were doing in terms of overall average attendances, we’ve decided to go one better and look at each fixture from the previous round – comparing it to the 2013 equivalent. We’ll ... Read More »

Riley: I said sorry for Warrington hat-trick

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On-loan Wakefield winger Chris Riley claims he apologised to Tony Smith, coach of his parent club Warrington Wolves, after scoring a match-winning hat-trick against them on Sunday. The 26-year-old has spent 17 games on loan at Belle Vue this season after falling out of favour, and showed Smith just what he was missing with a superb display. “I did bump ... Read More »

Wolves and Tigers fixture moved for Sky Sports

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The Super League round 24 clash between Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers has been moved back two days to allow it to be shown on Sky Sports. *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET BY CLICKING HERE* It was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday August 17 at 3pm but will now kick ... Read More »